Open Meetings Act and public records workshop by attorney general, Altrusa installation

Open Meetings Act Workshop set for June 1 A workshop on the Open Meetings Act and the Inspection of Public Records will be conducted by the New Mexico Attorney General’s office on June 1 in Tucumcari, according to a press release from Attorney General Gary King. Attorneys from the Civil Division staff, in conjunction with […]

Preserving openess in government for the people

By Robert B. Trapp, guest columnist Community advocates, activists, volunteers and journalists with true grit will celebrate National Sunshine Week Sunday through next Saturday. The week is set aside annually to celebrate our freedom to access information under the U.S. Constitution and enlighten the public of its rights to access the records it owns and […]

Act restriction better late than never

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist That huge gasp, clutching at the chest, and cracking of a big smile that was heard across the US of A this fall was farmers and ranchers reading the headline, “U.S. House of Representatives Pass Bill to Restrict Endangered Species Act!” Even though we know the Senate may not sign […]

Tucumcari seniors receive recognition

William Thompson Tucumcari High School seniors, Jamie Pender and Nicole Crocker, recently received recognition from the New Mexico Department of Education for getting high scores on their ACT, a national college admissions exam, and maintaining a 3.5 grade point average or better at the same time. The two students received letters of recognition from the […]

Circus offers fun for all

William Thompson Nearly 300 Tucumcari area residents enjoyed an evening performance of the circus Wednesday at the fairgrounds. The Culpepper-Merriwether Combined Circus had all the trappings one would expect from a traveling circus. Two male clowns, Doodles and Melvino, strolled about the circus grounds prior to the show, playing tricks and making children and parents […]

Thunderbirds cancel flight, air show moves on as planned

By Ryan Lengerich The nation’s most elite air show act will reach Tucumcari — but the planes will never leave the runway. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have officially canceled their performance at the Oct. 1 Rotary Club Air Show at the Tucumcari Municipal Airport. The Air Force will provide a two-Thunderbird standing display along […]